LeBron James Fires Back At Phil Jackson Over ‘Posse’ Comments
During an interview with ESPN over the weekend, Knicks president Phil Jackson discussed LeBron James’s alleged rift with Miami Heat organization over special treatment of LeBron’s “posse”.
“It had to hurt when they lost LeBron. That was definitely a slap in the face. But there were a lot of little things that came out of that. When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland and he wanted to spend the night. They don’t do overnights. Teams just don’t. So now (coach Erik) Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’ And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane, you are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”
Today, LeBron was asked about Jackson’s comments and it wasn’t pretty.
LeBron’s manager and close friend, Maverick Carter, also took offense to Jackson’s comments.